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Darth Vader

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Star Wars
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Why Darth Vader made our list of powerful characters

The central figure of George Lucas' universally popular saga links nearly 30 years of multibillion-dollar sci-fi myth. And ''Episode III'' (due from Twentieth Century Fox next May) is sure to spark heightened interest in the sinister Skywalker. Always a force in the toy biz -- even with those undersold ''Phantom Menace'' goodies -- Vader and his ''Star Wars'' posse could stay in hyperdrive if that rumored Boba Fett TV series blasts off.

Originally posted May 26, 2004